Day Trip to Watson Lake

Day Trip to Watson Lake Park in Prescott

Watson Lake is a small, yet very scenic lake in Prescott.  The Granite Dells formed the rugged  granite boulder formations surrounding the lake.

watson lake

Things to do at Watson Lake


Canoes and Kayaks can be rented from Prescott Outdoors. You won't want to swim in Watson Lake, but it is a gorgeous backdrop for kayaking.

watson lake kayak


Hiking around the lake is about 4.8 miles. There are four hiking trails around the lake:

  • Northshore Trail is rocky steep terrain
  • Over the Hill Trail
  • Peavine Trail
  • Lower Granite Creek Trail

Point of Rock campground is a short walk from the lake.

Address: 3101 N State Route 89, Prescott AZ
Cost: $3.00 to park
Hours: Summer Hours 6:00 am - 10:00 pm, Winter Hours open 7:00 am until sunset

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